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Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show

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Address: | Arorangi Village, Cook Islands
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Authentic and engaging show set in beautiful grounds!

Picked up from our hotel and transferred to this little peace of paradise, as you walk off the bus the views are absolutely stunning! Danny, I think was his name, was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Charlottekirstie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picked up from our hotel and transferred to this little peace of paradise, as you walk off the bus the views are absolutely stunning! Danny, I think was his name, was very informative and interesting to listen to as he takes you on a tour of the grounds, weaving and finally a marae tapu breaking ceremony. As a history lover... More 

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Thank Charlottekirstie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Cultural show as a family group of 8 for our daughter and son in law's 10th Anniversary. Danny, our guide, was good as was William our driver. The tour of weaving and the Marae dedication was great. The disappointment to me personally was I thought we would have a ceremony unveiling the traditional Umu feast; instead... More 

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Thank Gina M
Highland_Paradise, Front Office Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you very much for taking time to provide feedback on your experience at Highland Paradise. Your response allows us to take note of and improve in areas that need to. We are sorry you did not enjoy your evening with us. Your comments have been relayed to our staff and management. Kia Manuia More 

Stellenbosch
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we visited the evening feast and show on an off day. We came away feeling "ho hum". They have a lovely venue and a good historical story to tell, but the whole thing just didn't jell for us. The highlights were a nice tour to view the marae and two women weaving leaves, and the show itself. I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well run show of history, culture, food and lots of laughter. An insight into the early days of Rarotonga and the dancing and singing is fabulous. The buffet meal is generous and delicious. I loved the salads.

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Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic historical story well told. The presentations are informative and interesting the location is to die for. The food is plentiful the dancers are great and the drumming incredible. The best island night.

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Thank Helen M
Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Helen Thank you very much for taking time to provide feedback on your experience with our tribe. As you are aware Highland Paradise is the largest archaeological site that is being preserved in the Cook Islands. Your contribution will ensure that our ongoing efforts to restore and save this site for generations to come will continue. Your feedback... More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was so enjoyable! I learnt a lot about the history and culture of the cook islands and the presenter was fantastic. Food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The band was excellent and so where the dancers! This night is a must if your staying in Rarotanga!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Both my partner and I can see why this attraction has won best cultural show for 8 years in a row. A real treat and glimpse into the history and culture of the island and the village. The meal was totally amazing (so much so, we both went back for seconds), and the dancing and singing was brilliant. This has... More 

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Thank Phillip S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

For all the island night shows on this island we were told this was the best. There were a couple lows and a couple highs but I would still recommend. Lows; - Were waiting on the road at 5.00pm or bus to show, didn't till 5.30pm - Long time to get checked in an seated - Culture aspect at the... More 

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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Gina Thank you so much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback as this certainly assists us in improving areas that need to and especially for sharing an evening with our tribe. Your contribution helps us in our on going efforts to restore this archaeological site and ensure that it is safe into the future. Your comments... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was recommended by our accomodation as a traditional tour, show and buffet and it did not disappoint. It is up in the hills and offers a majestic panorama through lush vegetation and then the sea. The narrator Danny was warm, confident and extremely knowledgable and passionate. I feel like we all got an intimate insight into the history of... More 

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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking time to post your review and for sharing the experience with our tribe. Your contribution assists us in our on going restoration efforts of this unique archaeological site. Your feedback has been relayed to our paramount chief and staff and management. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit. Aere ra. Kia... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was a long night. The event started at 5:30 seated on a table of strangers, with little idea of what lay ahead. We ordered some drinks, but were immediately ushered outside before we could touch them. The MC for the event, Danny took us through the neighbouring grounds teaching us about native culture and history. This involved participation in... More 

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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We welcome your constructive feedback as this helps us improve in areas that need to. Your comments have been relayed to staff and management. Meitaki maata for your contribution as this goes towards our on going restoration efforts of this historic site. Kia Manuia More 

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